MariaDB 5.5.0 < 5.5.23 Multiple Vulnerabilities

critical Nessus Plugin ID 167899


The remote database server is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The version of MariaDB installed on the remote host is prior to 5.5.23. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the mariadb-5-5-23-release-notes advisory.

- Unspecified vulnerability in Oracle MySQL Server 5.1.62 and earlier, and 5.5.22 and earlier, allows remote authenticated users to affect availability via unknown vectors related to Server Optimizer.

- Unspecified vulnerability in MySQL 5.5.x before 5.5.23 has unknown impact and attack vectors related to a Security Fix, aka Bug #59533. NOTE: this might be a duplicate of CVE-2012-1689, but as of 20120816, Oracle has not commented on this possibility. (CVE-2012-2750)

Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Upgrade to MariaDB version 5.5.23 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 167899

File Name: mariadb_5_5_23.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: combined

Agent: windows, macosx, unix

Family: Databases

Published: 11/18/2022

Updated: 11/18/2022

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2012-2750


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mariadb:mariadb

Required KB Items: installed_sw/MariaDB

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/11/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/17/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-1689, CVE-2012-2750